Posted on

Sprezzabox!

Happy May, mommies!

I have started actually paying attention to the ads that you see on Facebook. An ad for Sprezzabox came up the other day and I went for it. It is a subscription box service for menswear. I decided to partner with them and get a coupon code for you guys in their shop and for your first month’s subscription. Make your purchase through this link and we’ll get a kick back from your order. For the coupon code, enter NOSHAMEMOMMIES in the check out.

Our box was loaded with fun stuff. I will break it down for you – but just so you know, it was a total of $110 worth of stuff – all for us to keep.

Sprezza Necktie – $30
Pictures do not do this beautiful blue color justice!

Dibi Bowtie – $37
A great option for a wedding – so simple yet so elegant!

Necessary Anywhere Socks – $12
Sorry, no pics of these…because my husband put them on right away so they’re currently in the hamper 😉 But he said he loved them and they stayed on!

Four Fifty Five Pocket Square – $19
Great blue color – also a fantastic touch to any suit.

Benjo’s Shoe Laces – $8
These were a great upgrade for us! ha!

CW Beggs and Sons Moisturizer – $4
It also came with a coupon exclusive to Sprezzabox members for all of their facial products.

So, totally worth it! We will definitely be signing up to get these monthly. My husband has to wear a suit and tie every day to work so ties are a must around here and he can never have too many.

Posted on

Silicone Wedding Bands

I received product from Enso Rings in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Confession time.

I haven’t been able to wear my wedding rings since I was about 5 months pregnant with my daughter. Who is now 19 months old. If you’ve done the math, that means I haven’t worn them for 2 freaking years. TWO YEARS!

My hands were so swollen (in fact, my entire body was swollen) from being pregnant and giving birth. After I had her, I had kept telling myself it was “just baby weight” and went on with my life. I was able to wear my bands (hardly) but not my engagement ring. The ring that I picked out – the ring that I loved so freaking much.

A couple months ago I decided it was time to stop making excuses and such it up and pay the money to get them resized. But that meant I had to give them up. I may not have worn them for 2 years but I knew exactly where they were the whole time. (Except for that one time we were in Kansas City for a wedding and I about had a heart attack because I swore they were in my bag but when I went looking for them they weren’t. But that’s another story).

I had seen these ads on Facebook for silicone wedding rings so I reached out to one company called Enso Rings.  They sent my husband and me some rings and we wore them for a while (ie, while mine were being sized) and oh my goodness I am addicted.

My husband chose white and I went with white, teal and black. The white, teal and black are the stackable rings and then my husband and I got matching white infinity rings which I LOVE.

They are so awesome to wear during work outs, washing dishes, showering, whatever. My husband wore his while he was smoking some meats and mowing the lawn. He said you can’t even feel it, which means you are not tempted to play with it. Which is good for him because he is constantly messing with his!

I felt the same way – I cannot feel it when it’s on. I had worried it would be too tight or feel funny when I was sweating during my work out, but that was not the case at all.

If you have been thinking about purchasing one of these great rings, use our coupon code NoShame by May 15th for 20% off your order!

Enjoy!

Posted on

The Best Fake Nails I’ve Found

(Disclosure – I received a gift basket of products to giveaway in exchange for my review. However, the views in this post are mine.)

Do you remember those days when you used to get a manicure 3 times a month?

I do.

The last time I got a manicure was in January when I went to Denver to celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday. The time before that – May 2015 for my best friend’s wedding in Mexico. That’s messed up, you guys.

We preach around here that it’s important to spoil yourself and take time for just you. Not going to work, not going grocery shopping alone…something for YOU. I am cheap. So while I like doing things for myself, I decided to ditch manicures and find a way to do it myself.

I tried stickers and fake nails (because I absolutely cannot paint my own nails. Like, no chance) and finally settled on these babies.

They are crazy easy and they last almost as long as a real no-chip manicure. I have had a set last almost 2 weeks. It says on the box not to wear them more than 7 days, but I’m a rebel.

My favorite parts about these nails:
*Easy to put on
*NO GLUE
*Easy to cut shorter (I don’t like my nails super long)
*Come in so many different colors, shapes and lengths
*One box could actually give you 2 sets of nails
*An accent nail
*Came in matte! I love matte nails!

I’ll take you step by step (it may seem lengthy, but it’s not. I just like to be thorough). There’s also a link to a video at the end if you are a visual/video learner.

I bought these at Target, but I have also seen them at Wal-Mart, Jewel, Amazon, etc. You can get them lots of places. You also can order them on their website for $0.99 shipping.

These are style #62303 – a matte navy blue with a gold glitter accent nail. If you look on the bottom you can see what the style is called. These are also the short version and oval tips. They have long and they sell square and oval shapes.

These are Bells & Whistles. Which is something I always say I don’t need – ha.

When you open the box you will see that it contains: the nails, an alcohol prep pad and a nail file.

I like to push my cuticles back before doing these too.

First step is to find the nails that fit correctly. This is probably the most time consuming part. There are so many different sizes of nails and that is what I love about them. Match up the nails with the size you want for each finger. Remember that the tab goes at your cuticle, not the tip! This is a huge deal – they will not stick properly if you don’t follow this rule.

Next step – use the alcohol prep pad and wipe down your nails. The first time I did these I did not do this and they all fell off. So you have to do this. Trust me – if there were steps to skip, I would tell you, because I am lazy. Don’t skip this one!

Time to apply!

Remove the tab on the back of the nail and push it against the cuticle, then onto the nail. Press down on the nail at the top and sides for 20 seconds.

Repeat on other nails.

File or cut to desired size. I find it easier to cut then file. It says wait a day before getting them wet and that is another rule I would follow.

I wash dishes, change diapers, give baths, wipe butts, work out, shower, etc with these nails on. They are tough!

To celebrate our newsletter and first review, we have some KISS products to give away! If you are signed up for the newsletter, you are eligible! All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite nail color. That’s it. We will pull the winners on Friday, April 21st. Good luck!